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UIS physicians participated in the International Hernia Congress

International Hernia Congress
International Hernia Congress

With a research that allowed comparing the outcomes of the different surgical approaches used for the management of diaphragmatic hernias, Sergio Alejandro Gómez Ochoa, UIS graduate physician, and Andrea Carolina Quiroga Centeno, fourth year resident of the UIS General Surgery postgraduate course, participated in the “Hernia Congress”, an annual event that brings together European and American societies experts on the subject.

The event, which took place in Copenhagen (Denmark), brought together specialists in abdominal wall surgery from all over the Western Hemisphere.

Abdominal Approaches for Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair: A Nationwide Study of Clinical Outcomes”, under the poster modality.

The study showed that patients who underwent abdominal and open thoracic repairs had a higher risk of complications (sepsis, pneumonia, surgical site infection, prolonged postoperative ileus and acute myocardial infarction), a longer hospital stay and higher total hospital costs than patients who underwent laparoscopic approaches.

In addition, a significantly higher mortality risk was observed in patients undergoing laparotomy or thoracotomy compared to those treated laparoscopically.

This participation adds to the multiple research products that were presented at national and international congresses by members of the General Surgery postgraduate program in 2021, such as the American College of Surgeons congress and the United European Gastroenterology Week.

The event was attended by more than 500 specialists and more than 100 scientific papers were presented, including oral and poster presentations.